Commercial activities were temporarily disrupted in Ekiti State following a peaceful rally staged by Labour and Drivers Union leaders calling for peace in the state. The rally was organised to show solidarity with the state governor, Ayodele Fayose, who had been under fire by the state House of Assembly.
19 of the 26 member House of Assembly have been up in arms with allegation and strategies to impeach governor Fayose
Several roads in the state were blocked during the rally, resulting in traffic gridlock in some parts of the state capital while commuters had to make diversions to connect with their destinations.
Ekiti State NLC Secretary, Comrade Ade Obatoye noted that the people could no longer tolerating some politicians turning the state to a war theatre, saying workers could no longer carry out their duties with rest of mind.
He called on the warring parties to sheath their swords for peace to reign. He advised the opposition party in the state to allow the governor serve the people with the mandate given to him.
Comrade Tunde Adebisi, Vice President, Nigeria Civil Service and stenographic workers noted that some people cannot stay in Lagos and be throwing stones into Ekiti state. While calling Ekiti people to remain calm, he advised those waging wars to allow the court to run its course on the matter.